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Free bus trial for DHB staff

by Media Release

A free bus fare incentive for staff getting to and from Hawke’s Bay Hospital and Napier Health will kick off from 10 July, Hawke’s Bay District Health Board.

Hawke’s Bay Hospital at capacity

by HBDHB Media Release

Unless it’s an emergency, people are asked to seek medical care from their family doctor, medical centre, pharmacy or to call Healthline.

Inquiry findings will help restore confidence in drinking water

by HBDHB media release

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board welcomed the Government Inquiry findings released today as an important step toward restoring the community’s confidence

Increase in Whooping Cough (Pertussis) cases in Hawke’s Bay

by HBDHB Media release

Hawke’s Bay health officials are seeing an increase in Whooping Cough (Pertussis) which poses serious risks for babies and children.

Boil water notice Esk water supply

by HBDHB media release

HDC has issued a Boil Water notice to residents who take their water from the Hastings District Council Esk water supply, Esk Ridge and Kanuka Cliffs

Put your health first before holidays

by HBDHB Media Release

People are encouraged to visit their doctor or health professional prior to the public holiday period to update medical prescriptions or get a check-up

Ahuriri Estuary water warning remains in place

by HBDHB media release

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is continuing to warn the public not to swim, collect shellfish for consumption, or undertake any other water based recreation

High levels of E-coli confirmed at Napier's Ahuriri Estuary

by HBDHB Media Release

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is continuing to warn people to avoid all contact with water from Ahuriri Estuary after verification the water is contaminated

Porangahau Lagoon (Central Hawke’s Bay) Shellfish Warning

by HBDHB media release

Increased levels of e.coli in the Porangahau Lagoon this week people warned of the risks associated with gathering cockles from the area

Waipatiki Lagoon Swimming warning

by HBDHB media release

Do not Swim People are being warned not to swim in Waipatiki Lagoon due to contamination.

Outpatients making the most of free bus fares

by HBDHB Media Release

Go well bus Hawke’s Bay District Health Board’s investment into offering free bus fares for people attending outpatient appointments is already making an impact.

Cyanobacteria confirmed at Lake Tūtira

by HBDHB media release

Water test results from Lake Tūtira have confirmed a cyanobacteria bloom on the lake.

Hospital to introduce paid parking on 1 March 2017

by HBDHB media release 7 March 2017

Paid parking to be introduced at Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldier’s Memorial and Corporate Office site in Hastings from 1 March

Health advice for upcoming weekends

by HBDHB Media Release

With Waitangi Day celebrations and Hawke’s Bay Art Deco weekend drawing near, health authorities are warning people to drink plenty of water, and choose well.

Napier water to be chlorinated as precaution

by HBDHB Media Release

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board and Napier City Council have agreed chlorination of the Enfield Road Reservoir that supplies much of Napier is necessary.

Gastro costs rise

by HBDHB media release

Gastro costs to Hawke’s Bay District Health Board were approaching $766,000 as at December 2016.

Swimming warning - people advised not to swim at some Tukituki River locations

by HBDHB Media Release

People are being warned not to swim at popular spots Patangata, Horseshoe Bend and Red Bridge in the Tukituki River.

Hawke's Bay's heat affecting elderly

by HBDHB Media release

Hawke’s Bay’s soaring temperatures is affecting many elderly and vulnerable residents who are becoming dehydrated and suffering medical events as a result.

Watch for Algal Blooms

by HBDHB Media Release

Hawke’s Bay DHB is reminding people to take care around streams, rivers and lakes following the detection of algal blooms at three Tukituki river sites.

Hawke’s Bay Hospital impacted by junior doctors’ strike

by HBDHB media release

Hospital services will be severely impacted due to next week's planned three-day national strike by junior doctors.